In 1985, the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation developed the Adopt-An-Athlete Program to provide financial assistance for its varsity sports programs.
This financial aid is key to the continuation of sport excellence at the University of Alberta and assists todays motivated and talented student-athletes in their journey to become tomorrows leaders.
Being a student-athlete at the University of Alberta requires a significant amount of dedication both academically and athletically. The University of Alberta is very proud to have led the nation in the seven of the past eight years in Academic All-Canadians.
With an average of approximately 17 hours per week dedicated to training in addition to being full-time students, most student-athletes suffer the financial strain of not having the time to engage in part-time jobs, which makes it difficult for them to pay the expenses associated with playing competitive sports.
The Adopt-An-Athlete Program provides essential support for Golden Bears and Pandas teams. It provides an avenue for alumni, donors, friends and family who wish to be involved in the lives of our diligent student-athletes. It has also provided a link for Golden Bears and Pandas athletes and coaches to the broader community.
With your contributions we can continue to assure an enduring legacy for Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics.
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